from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Polycarp, Saint A.D. 69?-155? Christian martyr. A student of the Apostle John, he was burned at the stake during a period of persecution of Christians in Smyrna.
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- n. Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155)
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